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2012 London Olympics Articles

Michael Phelps is Coming Out of Retirement Michael Phelps is Coming Out of Retirement

Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement to swim next week in the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Ariz. The Olympic swimmer will compete in a meet in Mesa April 24-26. It will be Phelps’ first competitive meet since the …

Grant Hackett: Australian Olympic Swimmer Seeks Rehab Treatment Grant Hackett: Australian Olympic Swimmer Seeks Rehab Treatment

An urgent family intervention Tuesday onĀ the GoldĀ Coast prompted Australian Olympic swimmer Grant Hackett to seek help for a drug addiction. Now, Hackett is on his way to the United States to admit himself into a rehab facility. The 33-year-old gold-winning …

Usain Bolt ‘The Fastest Man Alive’ Races Bus Usain Bolt ‘The Fastest Man Alive’ Races Bus

Twenty-seven-year-old Usain Bolt is world-renowned for being the fastest man alive. The Jamaican sprinter sought to prove the title when he raced against a number 59 commuter bus while visiting Buenos Aires to participate in the 80-meter exhibition race. The …

London 2012 Hurdles Google Doodle is a Playable Mini-Game London 2012 Hurdles Google Doodle is a Playable Mini-Game
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Google has thrown its entire creative weight behind the London 2012 Olympics. Each day of the games, the website has featured a Google Doodle highlighting a relevant Olympic event. Yesterday that meant the javelin throw was spotlighted for the day, …

Crip Walk Dance: Does It Belong At The Olympics? Crip Walk Dance: Does It Belong At The Olympics?
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The Crip Walk. It’s a dance move that originated in the 1970s from the infamous Crip gang. It has since taken on some mainstream popularity, but its origins have never truly been forgotten. That’s why the response has been divided …

London 2012 Javelin: Will The Competitors Set New Records? London 2012 Javelin: Will The Competitors Set New Records?

Google is back at it once again, as they have for every day of the Olympics, with a brand new Google Doodle. Today’s Doodle celebrates the sport of Javelin Throw with Knowledge Graph paying close attention to the women’s qualifying …

A Brits Guide To Avoiding The Olympics [Infographic] A Brits Guide To Avoiding The Olympics [Infographic]
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The festivities for the summer Olympic games in London, England starts on July 21st with the torch carrying ceremonies, and ends August 9th with the closing ceremonies of the Paralympic games. As it turns out, the only people really excited …

London 2012 Olympic Torch Wins Design of the Year London 2012 Olympic Torch Wins Design of the Year

The London 2012 Olympic Torch was create by UK design studio Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby, who won the prestigious Design of the Year award for their work. They were chosen out of 89 entries and presented the award at …

Bikini Rules Change For Volleyball At Olympics Bikini Rules Change For Volleyball At Olympics
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The bikini has been active in a lot of online news lately, especially with the incident at STC in the Philippines. Now, with the upcoming Olympic games in just a few months, the bikini has received some new attention as …

Anti-Terror Plan In UK Seeks To Spy, Store Personal Data On Everyone Anti-Terror Plan In UK Seeks To Spy, Store Personal Data On Everyone

We live in a world full of terror. To protect its people from this terror, the UK wants to store all of its citizens personal data – phone calls, text messages, online browsing history – to combat whatever terror is …

London Summer Olympics Social Media Policy Covers 70,000 Volunteers London Summer Olympics Social Media Policy Covers 70,000 Volunteers

It looks like the organizing committee for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London is concerned about the Twitter use of everyone involved, not just the athletes and other official participants. The Olympics are a big production to pull off, and …